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Burston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Burston, in Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, and Staffordshire, which have different origins. The Buckinghamshire place name is from an Old English personal name Briddel + Old English þorn ‘thorn tree’; the place in Norfolk is named with Old English byrst ‘rough ground’, ‘landslip’ + tun ‘farmstead’; the Staffordshire place name has the same second element, the first being an Old English personal name Burgwine or Burgwulf. English: possibly from an unrecorded Old English personal name, Burgstan. Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Burstein (see Bernstein).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hurston, Durston, Harston, Buxton, Burton, Beaston, Ruston, Cureton

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Burston Family Origin

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Burston Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Burston occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Burston's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burston. A less common occupation for the Burston family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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Burston Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Burston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burston. For the veterans among your Burston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burston Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burston in 1941 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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